Neil Gaiman took to his personal site to issue an apology for his recent actions. The author recently drew fire for traveling to Skye to self-isolate on his island resort, which flew in the face of New Zealand’s travel restrictions concerning the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
“I got to chat to some local police officers yesterday, who said all things considered I should have stayed where I was safe in New Zealand, and I agreed that yes, all things considered, I should.” Gaiman wrote.
Gaiman further elaborated, saying that he left for the UK because he had upcoming projects there and New Zealand had advised to only travel if it was essential. Although he has been in self-isolation, Skye recently saw a COVID-19 outbreak at a local care home that resulted in 10 deaths. “I want to apologize to everyone on the island for creating such a fuss,” he continued. “I also want to thank and apologise to the local police, who had better things to do than check up on me.”
Gaiman’s upcoming projects include an audio drama adaptation of The Sandman, the Vertigo comic series he helped co-create. The Sandman will also be adapted into a Netflix series.
Prolific author Neil Gaiman wrote on his personal site, apologizing for breaking New Zealand's current travel restriction.